Here is the problem. I have successfully set up a windows 2000 dns server and implemented active directory above it. I successfully created the forward and reverse lookup zones. And have joined workstations to the domain, and I can see their registrations taking place. I am also currently using forwaders without recursion i.e in the forwarders tab I have typed in the names of two dns servers and I have ticked do not use recursion for this domain. The other default option that I have changed is that I have allowed dynamic updates on both the reverse and the forward lookup zone. Everything works fine (people can access the internet, pc's can resolve names and find other machines on the network and as mentioned the dns registrations can be seen in the forwad lookup zones). My issue\problem is that when I go to the dns management snap in and highlight the dns server in the right pane I get the "Configure dns server" information screen, as if I had never configured dns before? The third paragraph of the information screen is 'This DNS server has not been configured. Configuration includes creating forward and reverse lookup zones and specifying root hints and forwarders.' I have done all of that apart from doing anything with the root hints file. Even though it's all working fine I don't want to leave this as it is because there could be a bigger problem waiting to unfold. Any ideas out there???